Prof. Dr. Rainald Borck

Professor Rainald Borck studied economics at Technische Universität Berlin, George Mason University, Fairfax, USA and Humboldt-University Berlin where he received his PhD and habilitated.

From 2002 - 2006 Rainald Borck was a research associate at DIW Berlin. 2006 he became a fixed-term Professor at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich until he was appointed as a professor at University of Passau. 

Since 2012 he is the chairholder for Public Economics at the University of Potsdam.

His research interests include Public Economics, Urban and Regional Economics, Environmental Economics and Political Economics.

Rainald Borck is also a research fellow at CESifo and DIW Berlin. He is member of Verein für Socialpolitik, committee of regional theory and politics, committee of social policy and of the public economics committee.

The detailed CV as PDF-file.

Access to publications.

Working Papers (selection)

R. Borck and P. Schrauth. Population density and urban air quality. CESifo working paper 7629, 2019.

R. Borck and P. Schrauth. Pollution in cities worldwide.

R. Borck and P. Mulder. Transport policies and pollution in developing country cities.

R. Borck, J. Oshiro, and Y. Sato. Properties of property taxation.


Publications (selection)

R. Borck and T. Tabuchi. Pollution and City Size: Can Cities be too Small? Journal of Economic Geography, 19(5), 995–1020, 2019. (pdf)

R. Borck and J. K. Brueckner. Optimal Energy Taxation in Cities.   Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 5(2), 481–516, 2018.

R. Borck. Adieu rabenmutter – culture, fertility, female labour supply, the gender wage gap and childcare. Journal of Population Economics, 27(3), 739–765, 2014.

R. Borck, H.-J. Koh, and M. Pflüger. Inefficient lock-in and subsidy competition. International Economic Review, 53(4), 2012.